The purchasing power of the CUC is similar to that of the U.S. dollar. Carefully evaluate daily spending needs before departure. We recommend a minimum of $100 per day. It is better to bring more money than you think you’ll need rather than getting caught short of funds. But if you run out of money our Havana office will help you.
Stretch your spending power Changing U.S. dollars into CUCs carries an additional ten percent (10%) fee. This fee does not apply to other currencies. Some travelers purchase Euros or Canadian dollars to bring to Cuba – currencies for which there is no additional conversion fee. The overall savings is about seven percent (7%).